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post #1 of 12 Old 03-17-2012, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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919 Start Up Issue

I can only get my 9'er to start when it's in neutral. As I remember, if the bike is in gear and the kick stand is up, I should be able to start it if the clutch handle is fully depressed.

I have noticed that when idling (in neutral) the bike sits at a lower RPM than when in gear with the clutch lever all the way in. Also, when going from neutral to first, there's a pretty hefty 'clunk' sound.

I'm thinking my clutch cable needs to be adjusted? Is it possible that it's not providing enough pull from the handle?

Thanks for the $.02 in advance

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-17-2012, 08:26 PM
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Clunk is normal. May differ at different temps. Check your kickstand switch?

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As I remember, if the bike is in gear and the kick stand is up, I should be able to start it if the clutch handle is fully depressed.
True. ^^

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Never thought to check it... what would I be looking at/for?

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The switch is on the back side of the side stand pivot, held on by a bolt. look or feel for it, you will see/feel a wire harness, follow the wires to the connector, check continuity with the stand down, you should NOT have continuity with the stand down, there will be continuity with the stand up. from the FSM, it looks like you can remove the bolt to inspect/change the switch, try cleaning it.

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I did hit the sand with a bit of WD40 a month or so back because the stand was getting stiff... hopefully I didn't eff it up.

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Hopefully it's just a dirty contact in the switch...

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WD40 wont mess the switch up, it's what I use to free up the stnd when it starts sticking. it could be that you just need to de-gunk the stand switch.

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Check the wires at your clutch switch. There's a thread I did under 919 Helpful Topics. It's most likely a wire off, or the clutch switch is dirty.

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post #10 of 12 Old 03-19-2012, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Check the wires at your clutch switch. There's a thread I did under 919 Helpful Topics. It's most likely a wire off, or the clutch switch is dirty.

Here it is:
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God i'm an idiot.. One of the wires was completely disconnected. Thanks! Problems solved.

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heh, dont be hard on yourself. just remember to follow the K.I.S.S. principle. more often than not, we tend to complicate things more than than needed!

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heh, dont be hard on yourself. just remember to follow the K.I.S.S. principle. more often than not, we tend to complicate things more than than needed!
exactly.... especially because 1. its a honda, and 2. its a honda 919....

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